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  • News Fortnite: Battle Royale to Get 60 Frames-Per-Second Mode on PS4

    Within a fortnight?

    Fortnite: Battle Royale, Epic Games’ outrageously successful free-to-play Hunger Games-style title, will soon be getting an update that will undoubtedly please many players of the multiplayer smash-hit release. In a lengthy blog post outlining its future plans for the game, Epic notes that console players will soon be able to...

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    PS4

    Review Out of Ammo

    Empty chamber

    On paper, Out of Ammo sounds like a good idea ­– but any positive notions are squashed almost as quickly as the game can boot up. Out of Ammo is a blend of real-time strategy and first-person shooter. You take control of a squad from above and build your base, with the ability to switch and control any individual on the ground at...

  • News Hyper Light Drifter Designer Leaves Square Enix Montreal After Game Cancellation

    "The business strategy of the studio shifted"

    Former Hyper Light Drifter designer Teddy Diefenbach today announced on his personal website that he has voluntarily vacated Square Enix Montreal after the publisher terminated his team's project. He describes in his post that it was a "dream role", but that the "business strategy of the studio shifted"...

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    PS4

    Review Lost Sphear

    Memory is reconstructive

    It's one thing to make a game in the style of a classic 90s role-playing title, but it’s another thing entirely to make one that matches the heart and focus of those beloved titles of yesteryear. Lost Sphear marks Tokyo RPG Factory’s second attempt at rekindling a spark of the past as the developer continues to pump out...

  • Game of the Year 2017 Jacob's Personal Picks

    Acceptable in the 80s

    As is becoming an annual tradition here at Push Square Towers, we’ve corralled our core group of staff writers and prodded them until they’ve told us what their favourite five games of the year are. With such a strong assortment to select from, added force was required in some instances. Jacob was no bother at all...

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    PS4

    Review Mortal Blitz

    Time Crisis in VR

    Playing through Mortal Blitz feels like going back in time, which is a strange feeling when you’re talking about a VR game – but it’s true. What we have here is effectively Time Crisis in virtual reality, which sounds like a match made in heaven and, we feel, is likely to be a fitting genre when implemented well. There’s...

  • Game of the Year 2017 #8 - Yakuza 0

    Smooth criminal

    The Yakuza series has been around since the heyday of PlayStation 2, and yet the series never really felt like it got going in the West. This author's in the camp where he had never really played a Yakuza game before 0. This flashback episode opened up an entry point to a series that has forever held interest only for many to be...

  • News Deus Ex Developer Eidos Montreal Moving Towards Online Experiences

    Marvel-ous

    The developer behind the most recent Deus Ex games, Eidos Montreal, has today released a new vision statement outlining the studio’s direction moving forward. Going against the grain of its own recent history, studio head David Anfossi says that “online experiences” will be a key part of the company's future. Here’s what he had to...

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    PS4

    Review Star Ocean: The Last Hope

    Another drop in the ocean

    For a series that has seemingly always lived in the shadow of its publisher’s older siblings, we sure are getting a lot of Star Ocean at the moment; we’ve now had three series entries on PlayStation 4 within the last 18 months. Despite its obvious qualities, the PS2 classic re-release of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time...

  • E3 2017 Beyond Good & Evil 2 Really Is Happening After All

    Revealed with stunning trailer

    It had seemed for the longest time as though the elusive sequel to PS2 cult classic Beyond Good & Evil would never happen. But it actually jumped out of hiding today during Ubisoft's E3 press conference via a stunning trailer.  A teary-eyed Michel Ancel – series creator who is also famed for the colourful...

  • E3 2017 Alex Hunter Returns in FIFA 18 Story Mode

    Fittingly called The Journey: Hunter Returns

    EA today announced the return of Alex Hunter to this year's FIFA 18 story mode. Last year's 'The Journey' was a surprisingly excellent mode, following Hunter's rise from the youth ranks to the first-team of your chosen Premier League club, capturing the imagination FIFA fans around the world.  In...

  • E3 2017 Madden NFL 18 to Feature Full Story Mode

    Longshot

    Following in the footsteps of FIFA 18, this year's Madden NFL 18 will feature a story mode called Longshot. It stars the acting of Mahershala Ali from House of Cards fame and Scott Porter from the American football TV series Friday Night Lights.  On the official website, publisher EA had this to say: "After three years away from...

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    PS4 / PS2

    Review Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

    The last hope?

    You know you’re playing an older game when you’re forced to use the shoulder buttons to turn the camera. There’s no option to change it to the right analogue stick, either, presumably because that would have meant extra work. It’s a sure-fire sign that Star Ocean: Till the End of Time is just an emulated upscale of the...

  • News Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Limited and Collector's Editions Detailed

    The Inflated Age

    Fresh off January's news that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be released on 11th July, publisher Square Enix has today detailed the various editions that are available for pre-order. Hold onto your DualShock 4s everybody - here we go. Collector's Edition First up is the Collector's Edition, which is now available for...

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    PS4

    Review A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV

    King Regis takes to the Streets of Rage

    Final Fantasy XV is anything but straightforward, both in terms of its development and how it's been presented and released to the public. The Kingsglaive movie felt like a mandatory aspect of the main game – a separately packaged alternative to the traditional Final Fantasy opening sequence, and an...

  • News Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Director's Cut Announced for PS4

    Welcome to the great Star Ocean

    Square Enix has today announced a HD port of the tri-Ace developed title Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PlayStation 4. The so-called Director's Cut is an enhanced version of the PS2 original which will run the game at a full-1080p resolution, boasting various graphical improvements to create a more visually...

  • News Final Fantasy VII Remake Voice-Work Nearing Completion

    2017, anyone?

    Fresh from the latest teasing images of Final Fantasy VII Remake at the weekend, producer Yoshinori Kitase has also revealed in this week's issue of Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation that the voice-work for the remake is nearing completion. As per a translation by Siliconera, Kitase had this to say: "Final Fantasy VII Re

  • News Final Fantasy XV's Next Three DLC Packs Get Release Dates

    First episode expansion in March

    We've been getting plenty of news out of Square Enix recently and this extends to the Final Fantasy series, too, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Well, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata has today announced release dates for the game's next three DLC packs – and it seems we don't have long...

  • News Square Enix to Release Final Fantasy XIV Inspired Live-Action Series

    A fantasy based on reality

    Square Enix and Japanese broadcast network TBS are releasing a live-action drama series based around Final Fantasy XIV. The series is apparently based on a real-life story of a father and son who have difficulties communicating with each other. When the father receives a PS4 for his 60th birthday, he decides to start...

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    PS4

    Review Tales of Berseria

    Velvet not cut from the same cloth

    You can always count on the Tales series to keep to its roots. While the latest Final Fantasy might have divided opinion with its more Westernised open world direction, Tales of Berseria is a far more typical Japanese role-playing game that continues – and develops, in some meaningful ways – the genre's...

  • Game of the Year 2016 Jacob's Personal PlayStation Picks

    Lasting appeal

    It's time once again for the indomitable staff here at Push Square to share their own personal Game of the Year picks. Every year, we herd our writers together and force them to spill their opinions on their five favourite games of the last 12 months. Usually, this involves poking them with a stick until they come clean. Below, you'll...

  • Feature How Abstraction Games Evolved to Get ARK on PS4

    And how it nearly didn't make it in 2016

    Sitting on some extremely positive Steam reviews since its initial release on PC in the summer of 2015, ARK: Survival Evolved has since gone from strength to strength with a stream of updates and even a full expansion pack. It's gathered an active and outspoken fan base – so strong, in fact, that fans were...

  • PSX 2016 Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Teams Up with PS4 in 2017

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3 available today on PS4

    At Sony's PSX 2016 press conference this evening, Capcom announced the latest entry into the Marvel vs Capcom series. Officially entitled Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, the game will feature 2v2 battles as opposed to the 3v3 of prior entries, and will include a slew of gaming modes including, yes, Arcade mode...

  • News The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Wins Best RPG at The Game Awards 2016

    Reeling them in

    Fresh from winning awards for Best Storytelling and Best Visual Design at the Golden Joystick's two weeks ago, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's second expansion Blood and Wine is back in the headlines today having won the award for Best Role-Playing Game at The Game Awards gala in Los Angeles last night. Game Director at CD Projekt Red,...